Cisco Nexus Supervisor modules provide control plane and management functions for 7000 and 7700 Series Chassis switches.
Nexus SUP1 was the 1st generation of Supervisor modules and its successor being the SUP2 series. Nexus 7000 Series Sup2 Modules are based on a quad-core Intel Xeon processor with 12 GB of memory. Having a faster CPU and expanded memory compared to the 1st generation Sup1 module enable better control-plane performance and enhanced user experience.
Both SUP1 and SUP2 have some similarities as stated below –
- Maximum 32 FEX are supported (1536 ports)
- Both are supported on Nexus 7000 Series platform
Comparison Table: Cisco Nexus SUP1 and SUP2
Further, the comparison between SUP1 and SUP2 is enlisted below –
|PARAMETER||SUP 1||SUP 2|
|CPU||Dual-Core Xeon||Quad-Core Xeon|
|Flash memory||Compact Flash||USB|
|Fibre Channel over|
Ethernet on F2 module
|Virtual Device Contexts||4||4+1 admin VDC|
|Dimensions||H x W x D - 1.2 x 15.3 x 21.9 in.||H x W x D - 1.18 x 15.35 x 21.85 in.|
|Weight||10 lb (4.5 kg)||10.34 lb (4.7 kg)|
Download the comparison table here.
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